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Subjects Taught

Jackie offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!


Hourly Rate
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £30.00
Secondary £30.00
GCSE £30.00

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Personal Description:

I am 63, married with 3 grown-up children. I am a keen amateur painter, pianist and writer. I also work face-to-face and over the phone with individuals seeking spiritual direction or counselling. My daughter suffered from anorexia for 5 years, and I am used to working with shy or struggling children and adults. People seem to find me personable, sympathetic and warm. I can relate well to people of all different ages.

Tutoring Experience:

3 years as a middle-school class teacher, also specialising in French, 1978-1981.
5 years as an assistant in middle and comprehensive schools, teaching French (up to GCSE), German and Spanish (beginners), 2002-2007. During this time I coached both weaker and very able students.
1 year teaching English as a Foreign Language privately to an adult, 2004
1 year teaching Russian GCSE in Tring Arts School, 2007
A 'Taster' morning in Russian for middle school pupils, 2007
Coaching secondary age pupils for GCSE French and private school entrance exams.
Tutoring primary age children in French.

Tutoring Approach:

I like to tailor work to the individual, according to their needs, strengths and goals, and I aim to build up a good working relationship from the start. I try to cover all aspects of language learning, and aim to make it as interesting and fun as possible, whilst building and strengthening a firm foundation of grammar. I will use any media that suits the student, including ICT, and take into account what learning method suits them most (eg visual etc).

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French, Russian
Availability: Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • BA Jt Hons French and Russian 2:1, University of Nottingham, distinction in oral French, 1977
  • PGCE in Middle School Education, Merit, University of Southampton, 1978
  • Certificate in Spiritual Direction (akin to counselling and mentoring) 2006

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